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  • 1.  Diorama Artist

    Posted 08-08-2022 07:18 PM
    Does anyone have any recommendations for a museum diorama artist? We are looking into creating a large tabletop diorama of our historical building and its grounds and outlying structures as they were in the early 1800s. Any recommendations on talented diorama artists that create modern museum-quality work would be much appreciated.

    Thank you,

    James Balsitis
    Director of Facilities
    Santa Barbara CA

  • 2.  RE: Diorama Artist

    Posted 08-09-2022 05:59 AM

    You might chat with Rob Evans.


    Steven Rosen, FIALD
    President and Creative Dir.
    Available Light, Inc.
    Boston MA

  • 3.  RE: Diorama Artist

    Posted 08-09-2022 10:35 AM
    Hello. It sounds like you're looking for something more in the way of a scale model rather than a diorama. One thing to consider: 3-D printers can be used to create such models depending on what level of realism/immersion you desire. I've worked on several projects that have included 3-D printed model buildings. I'd be happy to talk to you. I don't provide these services so I won't be sales pitchy.
    Matt Kirchman
    President & Creative Director
    Museum Planning | Exhibition Development | Interpretive Design
    617.233.8702|9 Naples Road, Salem, Massachusetts 01970

  • 4.  RE: Diorama Artist

    Posted 08-09-2022 11:56 AM
    Model Builders, Inc has done some amazing model and diorama work over the years. Check them out:

    John Llewellyn
    Creative Lead
    Museum of Science & Industry
    Chicago IL

  • 5.  RE: Diorama Artist

    Posted 08-09-2022 06:04 PM
    Hi James,
    Although all the way across the country in Gainesville, Florida, I've used Raymond Rawls.  He made a splendid diorama of the City of Doral as it exists today and as it would have looked as a part of the Everglades.  
    He is working on another project for my company currently.  
    Mary Anna
    Mary Anna Murphy
    MAM Exhibit Design
    Designing cool exhibits for 20 years!